Pulled from the mud by love, by my Kate.

Pulled from the mud by love, by my Kate.

Me with swamped canoe, being saved and photographed by Kate. Kate on the Cache Wetlands,  helping with fieldwork. Last Sunday my wife, Kate, helped me with fieldwork on the Cache River Wetlands in southern Illinois. I swamped my canoe in two feet of water over...

Flood disasters are always old news.

Flood disasters are always old news.

We’re about to see the biggest Lower Mississippi flood in history.   Parts of Memphis are being evacuated, and the Mississipi Delta may be in for the worst it’s ever seen. Terrorists who could never match these floods dominate the front page.  Tornadoes,...

New faces at LRRD.

New faces at LRRD.

Exciting times at LRRD!   University budgets are in better shape.  We have a lot of orders, are starting to export, and are expanding after two years in this tough economy. We have a couple of new colleagues this week: Jordan Gibson (left), and (next) Nathan Speagle....

Geoscience teaching from another perspective.

Geoscience teaching from another perspective.

  No post for nearly a month here.  I’ve been overwhelmed with filling orders for our new Em2 geomodels.  Our latest big challenge has been shipping logistics. Not geology, exactly, but creating cutting-edge equipment and delivering it (undamaged, please,...

Our first Em2(x) model ships!

Our first Em2(x) model ships!

After many months of research and design we shipped our first redesigned Emriver Em2 (which we call the Em2x at the lab). We’re in full production mode, all the kinks are out and we’re building models.  And have a lot of orders to fill (thanks!)...